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Higher Education Acknowledges Students

Western North Carolina – The Tribune proudly recognizes students from our area acknowledged by their respective educational institutes of higher learning.

Spartanburg Methodist College

Hailey Dawn Breeding of Leicester, NC, was named a 2021 Presidential Ambassador of the Year at Spartanburg Methodist College. One or more Presidential Ambassadors who go above and beyond their job description and expectations receive this award.

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing marked National Nurses Week (May 6-12) on Friday, May 7 by holding the pinning ceremony for this year’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) graduates in Moore Auditorium. The spring 2021 graduates of MHU’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program are:

Hope Cody of Mars Hill

Eshaenee Davis of Brevard

Brianna Hughes of Burnsville

Sarah Johnson of Weaverville

Paige Massey of Weaverville

Kayla McCarson of Alexander

Monica Roberts of Weaverville

Debbie Shivers of Asheville

Emily Strange of Asheville

Belmont University

The following students achieved the Dean’s List at Belmont University for the Spring 2021 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours (exclusive of audit and pass/fail courses this semester) and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C (inclusive of audit, pass/fail courses and zero-credit courses).

Elizabeth Black of Arden 

Benjamin Denton of Asheville 

Isabel Hughes of Flat Rock 

Kerry Koon of Asheville 

Henry Monts of Weaverville

Zachary Payne of Asheville 

Elizabeth Scott of Fletcher

Teel Walters of Swannanoa 

Bob Jones University

The following local students are among approximately 665 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Spring 2021 semester:

Emma Pope, a Junior Early Childhood Education major from Hendersonville.

Anna Tuttle, a Junior Graphic Design major from Hendersonville.

Jacqueline Templeton, a Freshman Nursing major from Asheville, was among approximately 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Berry College

Berry College recently welcomed its newest class of graduates.

Katie Kearns of Fairview.

Josh Pruett of Weaverville, who earned a BS degree in Exercise Science.

Phi Kappa Phi

The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Brandon Ward of Hendersonville at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dawn Robuck of Asheville at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jeffrey Readman of Asheville at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jordan Goodwin of Asheville at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of the Cumberlands

The University of the Cumberlands wishes to honor the exemplary students who received special awards from their respective academic departments this spring. Departmental award winners include Cailee Henderson of Weaverville. 

Piedmont University

More than 350 students participated in the third annual Piedmont University Symposium on April 14. The high-profile event embodies the Piedmont Promise “practical” pillar by providing research opportunities for students. Among the student presenters was Taylor Hopkins of Hendersonville.

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